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Entered as second-class matter November 17. 1916, at the post office at Framingham. Mass.. under the act ol March 3, 1879.
FRAMINGHAM AND WELLESLEY, MASS., MARCH U, 1918
WHAT IS IT ALL ABOUT?
Do you think you'll be bored at the Intercol-
legiate Debate Saturday night? Not a bit of it!
Do you know what the question is? The state-
ment reads, "Resolved, that Japanese immigrants
should be admitted into the United States on
equal footing with other foreigners." That means
that we will let as many Japanese come in as can
pass the literacy test applied to Italians and
others— and most Japanese can pass the literacy
test. It also means that we'll allow them citizen-
ship after they get here, which we don't do now.
If you don't think it's a live question, ask any
California girl you know. She can tell you a lot
about it. For centuries Japan lived under feudal
rule, developing her own civilization. Emigration
was positively forbidden until 1868, and Japan only
came into contact with us in 1853, when Perry
opened her doors to the West. Now the Japanese
are in a war that we say is being fought for democ-
racy. They have grown rather fast, but are they
true democrats today ?
There's a lot to be found out about the Jap-
anese—just try it. And the Smith-Weilesley de-
bate is one step in that direction, especially as it
deals with the Japanese where they come into
contact with us.
R. J., '20.
STUDENTS RECOMMEND MONDAY
FOR THE BELGIANS.
AT 3.4-0 P. M. THURSDAY
IN THE BARN
YOU are Responsible for the
Presence of a Quorum !
THE SECOND AND THIRD FARM SQUADS
To the Editors of the Sews:
The following students have been selected for
work on the second squad (July 17 to August 17)
of the Wellesley College War Farm:
The Student Government Mass Meeting, Thurs-
day, March 7, should have been the. last of its
kind, for its purpose was to pass the final opinion
on the new constitution and institute representa-
tive government. Unfortunately there was not
a quorum present, a fact which indubitably em-
phasizes the errors of the old system, and the
meeting was therefore given over to discussion on
the question of chapel attendance, and a talk
by Mr. Murray on War Savings Stamps. Mr.
Murray emphasized the importance of America's
great wealth and the ability of everyone to help
win the war by taking advantage of the oppor-
tunities offered by the purchase of Thrift and War
The question of Chapel attendance was brought
before us because of Miss Pendleton's question at
morning chapel of the advisability of continuing
services which are so sparsely attended. Sugges-
tions by various students that we have chapel in
the middle of the morning, that chapel be re-
quired three times a week, that services be held in
Billings to obviate the necessity of heating so ex-
pensive a building as Houghton Memorial,
all met with disapproval by the majority. Only
two concrete suggestions were approved, and these
were that the doors be closed to late comers and
that we should have chapel Monday mornings,
thereby starting the week right and possibly en-
couraging attendance the rest of the time.
It was voted to have another Mass Meeting for
the passing of the Student Government Constitu-
tion, and everyone present was urged to see that
enough voters should appear to make so important
a meeting a decisive one as well.
M. L. B., '30.
Babcock, Ferebe '19
Miner, Lilian '20
Pond, Rita '19
Barstow, Charlotte '19
Bristol, Gertrude '18
Dickson, Christine '20
Mathewson, Hope '21
Munro, Alice '21
Rathbun, Rachel '20
Richardson, Martha '20
Shedd, Margaret '20
Stone, Marjorie '18
Thomas, Genevieve '20
Wiggin, Evelyn '21
Wilkey, Edith '20
The following students have been selected for
work on the third squad (August 17 to September
Brown, Pauline '18
Murphy, Elizabeth '21
Nay, Evelyn '18
Bolgiano, Ruth '20
■ Davis, Elizabeth '19
Dickson, Christine '20
Holmes, Emily T. '20
Howe, Margaret '18
Jordan, Helen '19
Kellogg, Julia '20
Kingsley, Elizabeth '20
Miller, Maud '21
Richardson, Martha '20
Sayre, Elizabeth '21
Smith, Marion '21
All students who have volunteered, or care to
volunteer, for work during the Spring term will
please send their schedules to Miss Stone. These
schedules should be sent on or before March ISth.
Margaret C. Ferguson.
Foreman of the Wellesley College War Farm.
was by far the finest display that has been seen
for many years.
As early as 7.15 a faint light was observed on
the northern horizon. By 7.40 the dark arch which
is a feature of most aurora was plainly visible in
the north, with bright streamers extending as high
as the Big Dipper and Cassiopeia, while the re-
gion east of the Dipper became green. The
streamers faded but others took their place, and
they rapidly increased in number, length and
brightness. About 7.40 bright rose color appeared
in the northwest, which persisted for several min-
utes. On the right of the rose-colored part the
aurora was a bright apple-green. From that time
until nearly eleven o'clock fhe aurora increased
in size, brightness and activity, red and green
areas appearing and disappearing in various parts
of the sky. By nine o'clock bright streamers were
to be seen in all parts of the sky so that the sky
was as bright as if illuminated by a full moon.
The climax of the display was reached about 10.45,
when the red light was so bright as to cause a
conspicuous glow on the snow. At that time the
streamers converged to a point a little south of
the zenith, in the constellation Leo, and formed
there a beautiful crown of light. The predominat-
ing color at this time was red, but there were
many bright green areas scattered over the sky.
The streamers were never still, but undulated
gracefully while rapid pulsations of light swept
While the display was at its height, a magnetic
needle in a surveyor's transit at the Whitin Ob-
servatory was observed to swing from the north
toward the east through an angle of more than a
degree in three minutes. The spectrum of the
auroral light, as seen by a number of observers
with a small spectroscope, consisted of a very
bright green line and two or three very faint hands
in the blue and violet. When the spectroscope
was directed to the rose-colored parts of the
aurora, an additional bright red line was seen.
The cause of aurora; is not definitely known, hut
it is certain that the light is due to luminous gases
in the Earth's atmosphere, as shown by the
spectrum, and that it is connected with the Earth's
magnetism, as shown by the disturbances of the
magnetic needle that are very frequently seen
during the display of bright aurora. Observers in
Scandinavia, where bright aurora; are common,
have measured the height of the streamers, and
found some of them as high as 400 kilometers
above the surface of the Earth. The light is prob-
ably due to electric discharges produced in some
way in the upper atmosphere. The popular idea
that aurora, or "northern lights," are caused by
reflection of sunlight from icebergs or ice fields
in the Arctic regions is without foundation in
J. C. D.
All lovers of Scotch song know that ever, at
need, the Campbells are coming; and one of them,
from Miles away, has sent in (Jes' See the list of
1911) fifty dollars for the little Belgians. Ac-
knowledged with thanks.
K. L. B.
THE AURORA BOREALIS.
FELLOWSHIPS IN SOCIAL ECONOMIC
The display of the Aurora Borealis that .took
place on the evening of Thursday, March 7 seems
to have been seen by most of the members of the
College; and it is fortunate that it was so, for it
Three paid fellowships, in social economic re-
search are offered each year by the 'Women's Edu-
cational and Industrial Union to college graduates
who wish thorough preparation for such work.
The fellowships carry a stipend of $500. Clerical
assistance, equipment, and traveling expenses
necessary for the investigation are furnished by
the Department of Research. Complete informa-
tion concerning these fellowships is posted on the
News Bulletin or may be obtained from the De-
partment of Research, Women's Educational and
Industrial Union, 264 Boylston St., Boston, Mass.
THE WELLESLEY COLLEGE NEWS
Boarb of Ebitors
Dorothy S. Greene, 1918, Editor-in-Chief.
Alice Wharton, 1918, Associate Editor.
Mary B. Jenkins, 1903, Alumnx General Secretary and
Elisabeth Patch, 1916, Business Manager.
Dorothy G. Miller, 1918, Assistant Business Manager.
Katherine Donovan, 1918. Eleanor Skerry, 1920.
Margaret w. Conant, 1919. Emily Tyler Holmes, 1920
Ruth Baetjer, 1920.
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Never in all the j'ears that Wellesley has been
sending her daughters out from the College to take
their place in the world has it mattered as much
as at present what those young women stood for.
Even in the days when a college education was an
almost unheard of thing for the American girl,
the graduate's education was generally considered
as an experiment and therefore to be observed
critically before it was to be emulated. Had Wel-
lesley alumnse proved their college training to be
a valueless asset to society, only themselves and
their college would have been affected. Today
there is no question of the social value of college
training for women. Throughout the country,
the graduates of the women's colleges have become
leaders, not only proving thereby the desirability —
we might almost say, the indispensability — of edu-
cation for women, but also establishing an influ-
ence which affects women everywhere. In the
world's present crisis, woman citizenship has its
supreme test. During this war, in England, the
civilian population has been controlled as never
before by women leaders; there is every reason
to believe that in America a similar situation is
not far off. The future progress of democracy is
dependent to a large degree upon the principles
upheld by the woman citizen, and especially the
college woman citizen.
The statement that American women are prov-
ing themselves derelict in aid, a statement made
by President MacCracken of Vassal* in New York
on March 3 which is partially quoted elsewhere in
this News, causes the student to give the most
serious consideration to the choice of her after-
college occupation. The long period of study
which graduation closes for her probably makes
her the more eager to perform some productive
service at once and her cultural course has led
her far away from the field of specialization. Still,
she is confronted by the fact that American
women, in their eagerness to be of service at once,
are to too great an extent unwilling to enter upon
courses of training of sufficient length to prepare
them adequately for the highly specialized work
which must be undertaken — a fact which is of
most serious import for the successful prosecution
of the war and for the period of reconstruction to
follow it. To be sure, we recognize that the
present demand for college graduates in business
and in war work is very great. We would not
urge post-graduate training upon all, but we
would emphasize its importance for a large per-
centage of the outgoing students.
In this connection, the appeal for 5,000 nurses
before June 1 made last week by Surgeon General
Gorgas of the United States Army, is of particu-
lar significance. General Gorgas states that the
imperative need for a greater army of nurses
grows daily and estimates that thirty thousand
will be required for service in Army hospitals
during the present year. Twelve thousand scien-
tifically trained women are necessary for every
million soldiers, our allies are calling for Ameri-
can women to fill executive positions in their hospi-
tals, and the growth of the demand for public
health nursing, although it is increasing rapidly
now, promises tn be even greater after the war.
The A^nssar Training Camp for Nurses, "the first
scientific attempt to fit educated women as quickly
as possible to officer the nursing profession," offers
the greatest advantage to the college graduate
who is about to enter this field. The Camp has
been called to the attention of Wellesley women
on several occasions, but in some instances its
purpose has been misunderstood. It offers not
only to Vassar graduates but to graduates of all
colleges of recognized standing the opportunity to
shorten by one year the regular nursing course.
The Camp, while it enjoys the hospitality of Vas-
sar College, is under the auspices of the National
Council of Defense and the American Red Cross.
It is to be hoped that Wellesley will be repre-
sented this summer by a large quota of volunteers
at the "College Woman's Plattsburg," by college
alumnae who as women citizens will further the
progress of democracy not only by the principles
which they uphold, but also by the thoroughness
and efficiency of the service which they perform.
A little more than four months ago at a Stu-
dent Government forum the student body was
characterized as inert because to some it did not
seem that sufficient opinion was voiced on the pro-
posed constitution. Such a criticism we did not
then deem a just one, but in the light of the last
Student Government meeting the term is applic-
able. Although the purpose of the meeting was
announced and although that purpose should have
been of import to every member of the association,
since it was the final consideration of the constitu-
tion, still the pertinent business could not be
brought before the meeting because a quorum was
not present. Does this mean that the college has
lost interest in a plan so enthusiastically com-
menced less than a year ago? Was the shame-
fully small attendance entirely due to more allur-
ing engagements? Whatever the cause, the result
suffices to prove the tendency toward the old
scape grace habit of excuse for there is no con-
spicuous reason for the too apparent absence of
The lack of stimulus to think was not limited to
the absentees at the recent meeting. The one sub-
ject brought up and discussed on that Thursday
was chapel attendance. The subject was treated
in many aspects and finally a series of suggestions
was decided upon. That chapel attendance is
consistently meager seems to be the feeling of the
college at Ifirge, that something is vitally wrong
is clearly evident, but where the blame rightly be-
longs is not so certain. The most that could be
hoped for from keen thinkers, would have been to
arrive at some conclusion whereby chapel attend-
ance might be strengthened. Instead the most
notoriously acceptable motion passed was to the
effect that the chapel doors should be closed
promptly at 8.15 in the morning, thus admitting
no late comers. Tardiness in this respect is not
to be condoned, but if, as it has been recently
stated, only ten per cent of the college en re to
come to chapel, and if only five per cent care to
be present for the whole service, will not this lat-
est suggestion in being acted upon, instead of in-
creasing chapel attendance diminish the number
present by half?
Other propositions, equally vague and imprac-
ticable were suggested — some were voted down,
others were accepted. If the organization of dis-
cussion groups will be effectual, or if there be any
other known method by which clear straight
thinking can be arrived at, now is the time for
suggestions. That the President of the Student
Government Association should have felt it nec-
essary to gain a pledge from those present not
only- to come to the next meeting, when the con-
stitution should again be brought up for discus-
sion on the proposed changes, but also to influ-
ence others to come is a disgrace to a college com-
munity, and one which college women should not
countenance a second time.
All contributions for this column must be signed
with the full name of the author. Only articles thus
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used in printing the articles if the writer so desires.
The Editors do not hold themselves responsible foi
opinions and statements which appear in this column.
Contributions should be in the hands of the Editors
by 9 A. M. on Monday.
Why No Step-Singing?
Probably none of us realized when we came back
to college last fall that Step-Singing had been
eradicated .from our social schedule. But perhaps
after a week or two those of us who had loved that
time-honored institution, woke up to the fact
that it was not flourishing in our midst. It seemed,
on inquiry, that, in their desire to simplify our
too, too complicated life, the higher powers had
done away with this particular complication.
Of course we realize the necessity for simplifi-
cation, particularly this year, when we have end-
less ways in which to occupy our "spare moments."
It has been true in past years that undue time
and energy were spent on the preparation of new
songs for every occasion; that busy people did not
have time to practice two or three times a week;
that Step-Singing was characterized as "pep-less"
on that account.
On the other hand the possibility of simplifying
Step-Singing without removing it bodily seems
not to have been thought of by the majority. It
has occurred to some that singing from seven to
seven-thirty takes no more time than dancing;
that if the principle of the weekly military drill,
which will appear again this spring, was not so
much to give us military training as to get the
whole college together and give us the feeling of
cooperation, Step-Singing would accomplish that
purpose; and finally, that this time twice a week,
— or even once, — would be a rare opportunity to
learn old songs well, for we have many good
songs grown rusty from disuse. Now that spring
is coming on perhaps we will hail with joy that
comradely feeling of good fellowship which has
made singing on the Chapel Steps a thing to look
back upon with happiness.
M. L. B., '20.
The Military Point of View.
Which would you rather do, save a French vil-
lage by your bravery or rescue it by that vital
service, reconstruction work? Would you not
gladly do either? In Wellesley's mobilization
plan civic pride was cited as an important factor
to consider in efficiency effort. A simple sugges-
tion was made — that we keep on the walks and off
the grass. What an easy thing to do! How
carelessly forgotten often ! This spring let us
resolve to "give the grass its chance." Let us
not trample the sod of Rhododendron Hollow as
ruthlessly as ever Boche trampled the soil of
northern France. Let us save Wellesley lawns
from any need of reconstruction work.
C. H., '21.
CONSERVATION AND THE BIRD CLUB.
Do you know that Wellesley has a Bird Club?
The immediate motive for its organization was
the need of restoring birds to the campus in
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order that they tn:i\ .i-m-t in chcek'uiir Uil- ravages
of the Gypsy Moth, Its aims are to encourage
the study of birds and to conserve and develop
the bird life of the college grounds. The work
of ths Bird Club during its first \ tar — for the
Club is --till young has followed the lines of its
two aims. During the spring, bird walks were
organ'zed; an official record was kept posted of
spring arrivals; about seventy nesting boxes were
erected at various points on the campus, more
than half of which were occupied; about eighteen
winter feeding stations were maintained; a series
of meetings for bird study has been held.
The Club solicits the support of every member
of the college. The work it has undertaken is
a part of the nation-wide movement to conserve
the bird life of the country, needed now as never
before to protect our trees and crops. The Club
seeks recruits for its 'home guard" and funds for
its operations. Anyone may become a member
of the Club by paying twenty-five cents. Also the
Club desires names of members, old or new, fa-
miliar with birds, who will assist in the spring
work by leading small groups on bird walks, or by
keeping watch over one or more nesting boxes.
Dues and names of volunteers for this work
may be placed in the lock-box below the Bird
Bulletin Board outside the cashier's office.
Isabel D. Bassett. President.
IN GRATEFUL REMEMBRANCE.
Mrs. Joseph N. Fiske of Boston, who has re-
cently passed to her heavenly home at the age of
ninety-six, was one of Wellesley's notable bene-
There was a time after the death of Mr. Durant
when the further growth of Wellesley seemed to
hang in the balance. To give to the maintenance
or enlargement of girls' colleges did -not seem to
appeal to the philanthropic public. The housing
problem at Wellesley had become acute. Such
desperate means as buying an old school house
at auct.on, and drawing it to the corner of the
college grounds was resorted to by President
Shafer, but none came forward to put it in order.
Moreover, the college fees must be raised to more
nearly meet expenses; domestic work, which had
reduced these fees, and been a means of develop-
ing the spirit of helpfulness must be given up,
thus lessening the opportunity for girls with little
money, but earnest purpose, whom the Durants
had specially in mind when founding the college.
Mrs. Durant, at this crisis, contrary to her usual
habit, directly appealed to her friend, Mrs. Fiske,
who had already shown interest in Wellesley by
giving a scholarship in 1893. The money came to
put the school house in habitable order and fur-
nish it. The result was Fiske House with Mrs.
Fiskc's express desire that it should ever be for
those students who cared enough for an education
to perform some daily task for it.
Mrs. Fiske's interest continued and deepened as
she became acquainted with the results of her
work. She constantly added conveniences for the
house and often elegances; a beautiful rug for
the parlor, an oil painting, the piano, and the
Bokhara embroidery now in the library. Profes-
sor Whiting and her sister, who presided at Fiske
for twelve years, went to Europe for a Sabbatical
year with a gift from Mrs. Fiske with which they
bought and framed the pictures which have dis-
tinguished the house ever since. Also in the days
when Mrs. Fiske was able to consider it, many a
girl received a timely gift. Mrs. Fiske evidently
considered herself a steward of her ample means,
and not only Wellesley but educational and phil-
anthropic enterprises everywhere received her
The memory of such friends who have built
themselves by their interest and gifts into Welles-
lev's fabric is the rich inheritance of her daugh-
Sa&ah Frances Whiting.
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Anyone interested in either of the following posi-
tions is asked to address Miss Caswell, 58 Ad-
ministration Building, enclosing postage, or to call
in office hours, quoting the prefixed number in
No. 33. The director of education in a fine de-
partment store in a large eastern city needs a
stenographer-secretary, not necessarily with busi-
ness experience but with good training in her
stenography and typewriting, while a variety of
experience in social or executive work of any kind
is desirable. The salary is $30 a week to begin
with. The assistant is needed at once, and the
firm cannot wait until after June.
N'o. 34. A teacher of mathematics at a salary
of $500, board and room, and a teacher of art
and English at a salary of $450, board and room,
are needed for a college in South Carolina. Mem-
bers of the Baptist Church are required.
No. 35. A teacher who can act as dean of wo-
men is needed for a school for colored students
in the South. The salary is $50 a month for
twelve months, with two or three months' vaca-
tion. Living expenses are about $3.50 a week,
covering room, board, light, and laundry. Therj
are probably inexperienced candidates who might
be appointed to this position.
Xo. 31. A special call for an experienced
pharmaceutical chemist to be employed in war
work in Washington has been received by thi
Appointment Bureau. Salary $1,500 to $1,800.
Anyone thoroughly qualified for the position and
interested in it is asked to send an application to
the Secretary of the Appointment Bureau, AVel-
leslcy College, stating details of education, ex-
perience in the work, present position and salary,
town, state, country and date of birth, and add-
ing three letters of recommendation stressing fit-
ness, and a photograph. To these details a letter
of introduction from the Secretary of the Ap-
pointment Bureau will be added, to be forwarded
with other material. It is hoped that Wellesley
College may see a graduate in this position.
N'o. 33. A large library in the State of Con-
necticut is looking for college graduates who may
be trained as cataloguers although they have not
taken a course in a library school. This oppor-
tunity is open to members of recent college classes
as well as to members of 1918.
OPEN NIGHT AT WHITIN OBSERVATORY.
On the evening of Wednesday, March 20, if the
sky be clear, the Whitin Observatory will be open
to all members of the College. The six-inch and
twelve-inch telescopes will be used for observing
the Moon and the brighter planets
The Moon on that day will be eight days old,
at which time the great range of mountains known
as the lunar Apennines will be favorably seen in
oblique sunlight which will cast long shadows of
the mountains upon the plain below. Many other
mountains and many large craters will also be
The bright planets now available for observa-
tion in the evening are Jupiter, Saturn and Mars.
Jupiter is interesting for being the largest of all
the planets, with a diameter of 88,000 miles or
eleven times that of the Earth, and for its system
of nine satellites, or moons, which revolve around
it. Four of these satellites are quite bright and
can be readily seen with a small telescope. On
the evening of March 20 their positions in their
orbits will be such that one satellite will appear
on the west side of the planet and three on the
east. Other points to be noted when observing
Jupiter are the flattening of the- planet at the
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poles, due to its rapid rotation in a period of ten
hours, and the system of light and dark belts
which lie parallel to the planet's equator.
Saturn is one of the most beautiful and inter-
esting: spectacles to be seen in the telescope. T t
is second only to Jupiter in size, having a diameter
of 74,000 miles, and is provided not only with a
system of satellites as numerous as that of Jupiter,
but also with a great ring 173,000 miles in diam-
eter which surrounds the planet in the plane of its
equator but clears its surface by a distance of
several thousand miles. Observations of a special
nature have shown this ring to consist of tiny
moonlets that revolve in circles around the planet
but so close to one another that they present the
appearance of a continuous, thin, flat sheet. The
bright ring is divided in two by a narrow black
line known as Cassini's division, and inside this
double bright ring is a much fainter one. On the
evening of March 20 the ring and five of the
satellites may be seen in the 12-inch telescope.
Under favorable conditions Mars shows a great
deal of interesting detail, with white spots at its
poles which are probably ice and snow, and large
dark areas which may be vegetation. More often
in our locality, however, the Earth's atmosphere
is too much disturbed to allow us to perceive this
fine detail, and the planet looks simply like a red-
dish-yellow ball. Unless the conditions are quite
favorable, Mars will not be shown on March 20.
Mars is considerably smaller that the Earth, with
a diameter of about 4,000 miles, but as it is much
nearer us than Jupiter or Saturn, its apparent
size compares favorably with theirs.
The distance of Mars from the Earth on March
20 will be about 61,000,000 miles, that of Jupiter
500,000,000 miles, and that of Saturn, 788,000,-
John C. Duncan, Director.
A NOTED AMERICAN AT C. A.
From bomb-riddled France, froni the filth and
stench of the trenches, from work among poilus,
Indians, Arabs, Tommies and Sammies, Mr.
Francis Sayre of the Y. M. C. A. brought us, on
Wednesday night, his message. As a Y. M. C. A.
worker he had been close to the fighting men. he
had felt the very pulse of the war and has done
his bit to alleviate its sufferings.
In the training camps, in the dank cellars of
bombarded towns, near the camouflaged walls of
Suicide Corner, up to the very firing line of Vimy
Ridge, the Y. M. C. A. worker has followed the
soldiers to offer them food and the cheer of good
fellowship. If a British Tommy is gravely
wounded, it is the Y. M. C. A. who brings his fam-
ily to him from England; if a Sammy turns to
thoughts of religion it is in the "blighty 'uts" of
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the Y. M. C. A. that he can find Christian com-
panionship. In this war, a game of life and death,
the men turn most naturally to their God. It is
often the "cup of cold water" in the form of hot
coffee, offered by the Y. M. C. A. which gives
them the spiritual as well as the physical courage
to "carry on."
K. L.. '19.
$2,000 FOR PATRIOTIC ART STUDENTS.
To secure the best advertisements for War Sav-
ings Stamps, a patriotic appeal is being made to
the art students of America by the War Savings
Committee of New York, cooperating with the
American Institute of Graphic Arts, to design
such posters and advertisements. $2,000 in prizes
will be awarded for the best designs submitted, a
committee of which Charles Dana Gibson is the
chairman acting as judges. Following the com-
petition, which will close April 25, 1918, an ex-
hibition will be held of the prize winners and one
hundred or more selected entries. This exhibi-
tion will also undoubtedly be shown at libraries
and museums throughout the country.
Mr. Arthur S. Allen, President of the Amer-
ican Institute of Graphic Arts, extends a cordial
invitation to Wellesley students to submit their
work. Information concerning the contest may be
obtained by addressing him at the Institute, 119
E. Nineteenth St., New York, N. Y., and is
posted on the main bulletin in the Art Building.
A non-competitive group of artists, interested
to cooperate with the W. S. S. campaign but re-
luctant to compete for prizes, is also being or-
ST. ANDREW'S CHURCH.
The Confirmation Service which was announced
for last Sunday evening has been postponed until
Sunday afternoon, March 17, at four o'clock.
This change is made to meet the convenience of
MISS RALSTONS RECITAL.
On Tuesday afternoon, March 5, at 4.45 P. M.,
Miss F. Marion Ralston, Director of the Music
Department at Rockford College, Illinois, gave a
unique recital in Billings Hall. All of the num-
bers on the program — and it was of generous
length — were Miss Ralston's own compositions. .
They were varied in character, amply illustrating
that Miss Ralston was equally successful in widely
differing forms. Her first number, Sonata in E
flat minor, reminded one, in the first and last
movements, of very ornate, brilliant etudes of
Chopin. A group of pieces for children was in-
teresting: the audience must have wished that
such delightful pieces as "Skipping Rope" had
been written when they were in the pianoforte
practicing stage. Miss Ralston next played a set
of "characteristic pieces" — each a short sketch in
a distinctive mood, but the whole a unified com-
position. Of the dances used at the Spring Pag-
eant given at Rockford College in 1917, "Shep-
herd's Song" and "Grasshopper's Dance" were
especially pleasing. The last group Miss Ralston
played consisted of compositions written at the
McDowell Colony in 1917. They were very bril-
liant, providing excellent material for the com-
poser's facility and dexterity of execution.
Miss Ralston's tone was generally bright and
clear, often scintillating to the point of bordering
on harshness. Her dexterity and ease of playing
were remarkable. She used octaves and extended
arpeggios freely even at the risk of obscuring a
good melody. Her interpretation was sympa-
thetic in the first "Song Without Words."
Miss Ralston's recital was most valuable and
the students of the music department are grateful
to her for it. In their original work these char-
acteristic pieces might well be taken as models;
much interesting work could be done with sketches
for children. The planning of pageant music
and of Tree Day dances might be undertaken by
students who felt the inspiration of Miss Ralston's
Those who attended the tea given Wednesday
afternoon at Tau Zeta Epsilon would agree that
nothing but Senior Surgical Dressings could be
offered as an adequate excuse for neglecting the
opportunity to hear members of the music depart-
ment perform before a guest who is herself an
accomplished composer-pianist. Miss F. Marion
Ralston, Director of the Music Department at
Rockford College, Illinois, was greeted by a
group which, perhaps because of the very fact
that it was small, she was able to meet in a de-
lightfully intimate studio fashion. Miss Ralston
expressed her interest in the interpretations given,
and her enjoyment of a program given by students
of the Department of Music.
THE WELLESLEY COLLEGE NEWS
LIVING ON THE HILL (AFTER SERVICE).
It isn't the food that we fear,
Nor the houses that rock in the wind,
Nor red plush that is lacking in cheer,
Nor tin bath tubs that make us chagrined;
It isn't the rusty fire ladders
That nip our young joys in the bud,
In the spring season
The terrible reason
The grey snow lies in long banks down the slop-
And twittering birds to waken spring
And trees, are garbed in soft green glow
Like that mustache which first begins to grow.
So come, then, where the slushy marshes lie
Lender the cloud-speck'd sky,
And follow where Pan pipes his call in grey woods
wet with dews,
And follow where
Tn muddy lands we lose
A. M. K. '20.
THE DIRGE OF THE MEAL THAT WAS
It was a muddy, stormy night;
To dinner I'd an invitation.
She hoped I would refuse, of course,
But I was keen for dissipation.
Besides, she owed me ninety cents —
I did not want her to forget.
I stumbled up through slime and slush-
She hadn't come from classes yet.
It was twelve minutes past the hour —
She had not come; I paced the floor.
My spirits drooped as halibut
Proclaimed its presence through the door.
Just then, a figure darted past,
Removing layers rapidly —
"My dear! I'm sorry I'm so late,
They kept us at the gym, you see."
She speedily disrobed, and as
The bell began its nightly howl,
She stuck a napkin in my hand
Connected with an ancient towel.
"Go wash, my dear," she said to me,
(I really thought I was quite clean —
At least, I thought the spots that weren't
Were too wen-covered to be seen.)
We dashed into the dining room,
(My skirt ripped in the closing door.)
Besides — the towel was in my hand!
(The napkin's honor was no more.)
We bent our heads. I counted ten
And bravely plunged into the soup . . .
And then a female, grim and stern
Over my hostess 1 chair did stoop.
"You'll have to leave," was what she said,
•'There is no ticket by your plate." . . .
My moral, friends, is — rent your meals
Ahead of time, should you be late.
One night I wrote a daily theme
And finished it at dawn,
And then I wrote a P. of F.
Which made me yawn and yawn.
That morn I took them down to class
With feelings of relief,
But what has happened since that day
Has filled my soul with grief.
My Comp. instructor wrote in rage,
"I do not see the point.
'Tis not the lesson that I gave,
Your humor's out of joint."
My News-board friend won't speak to me,
She's mad at me, I guess,
I gave her for a P. of F.
A crit on R. L. S. M. L. B., '20.
BRIDGING THE GAP.
How soon d'you s'pose they will begin,
A-tearing up the sod
For that charming new abiding-place
To decorate our Quad?
And will they name it Pomenove
Or, maybe, Cazeroy? —
Or better, call it Pom-pom,
How Caz that would annoy!
M. L. B.,
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THE WELLESLEY COLLEGE NEWS
SCHOOL OF NURSING
Nursing offers to women an opportunity for
patriotic service, a splendid preparation for life
and a profession of broad social usefulness.
Washington University gives a three years'
course in Nursing. Theoretical instruction is
given in the University, clinical instruction in
ihe wards of the Barn;s and St. Louis Children's
Hospitals, Washington University Dispensary
and Social Service Department. Six months'
credit is offered to applicants having an A.B.
or B.S. degree from this college.
Address inquiries to Supt. of Nurses, Barnes
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SOCIETY INITIATIONS AND PROGRAM
Initiations to the six societies were held at eight
o'clock Saturday, March 9. A. >K. X., Agora and
Shakespeare held program meetings afterwords.
ALPHA KAPPA CHI.
Scene from Iphigenia m Tauris.
Iphigenia .... Helen Andrews
Orestes ...... Margaret Horton
Pylades Katherine Kinsman
Attendants .... Helen Santmeyer
Guards Dorothy Collins
Iphigenia .... Therese Strauss
Orestes Elizabeth Pickett
Pylades Katherine Kinsman
Chorus (in both parts): Leader, Anna Morse
.... Mary E. Chinn, .Elizabeth King, Eleanor
Blodgett, Alva Hammerschold, Adele
Rumpf, Mildred Little
Scenes from Winter's Tale
Act II. Scene I.
Hermione .... Hildegarde Nichols
Mamillius Marian Bash
First Lady .... Mary Wardwell
Second Lady . . . Caroline McLouth
Leontes Anita Kriegsman
Antigonus . . . ■ ... Marguerite Atterbury
Lord Lucille Andrews
Act III. Scene II.
Leontes . . ' . . . Marguerite Brenizer
Officer Josephine January
Hermione .... Helen Swormstedt
Paulina Rose Schwenger
Cleomenes .... Katherine Moller
Dion Ruth Dunn
Lords Emily Trimmer
Lady Isabel Ireland
Servants . ... . Eleanor White
One act war-play written by Elizabeth Pickett, '18.
Mrs. Powell .... Margaret Miller
Allan ....... Ruth Porter
Mr. Powell .... Mildred Lauder
Marjorie Eleanor Prentiss
Ghost of Lieut. Kenton
Farnum .... Elizabeth Osgood
Properties .... Marion Bell
Coach . .... Ruth Coleman
The report of Phi Sigma Program Meeting was
incorrectly given'm" "tTu- last issue of the News.
The correct statement follows:
I. A Glimpse of Brittany
Francesea La Monte, 1918
II. Rocking Stone of Tregunce. A Breton
Legend dramatized by
Kal he ri ne Donovan, 1918
Annik . . . . Gertrude Fraser
Lao Jeannette Nostrand
Gue>ik .... Stanley Partridge
S.lvestik . . . Mary Edwards
Witch Llrsule . . Barbara Tompkins
Priest .... Beatrice Powell
III. Legends of Brittany Mildred Faris
WORLD NEEDS FOR WORLD PEACE.
BiBLIOGRAPI-IY FOR DISCUSSION GROUPS.
A. — Economic Causes of War.
1. Ash\ey,The Tariff Policy.
2. Report of the Federal Trade Commission
3. Ward, H. F. Poverty and Wealth.
For current reading:
The New York Times Analist.
English Economic Journal.
B. — The English Labor Program. '
1. Gleason, Arthur. Within the British Isles.
2. AVebb, Sydney. Restoration of Trade Unions
Conditions After the War.
3. British Labor Year Book.
"British Labor in the Ascendent." Inde-
pendent, June 16, 1917.
"British Labor Peace Movement." North
American, June, 1917.
"Possibilities of Revolution in England,"
Literary Digest, Dec, 1917.
New Republic, Dec. 1, 1917.
5. Ward, H. F. The Labor Movement.
C. — Our Negro Problem.
1. Mechlin, J. M. Democracy and Race Fric-
2. Dubois, W. E. B. The Souls of Black Men.
3. Pedagogical Seminary, vol. 23, pp. 199-203
(for study relative to a study of the
mental attitude of the Negro).
D. — China and the Foreign Missionary.
1. Pye, W. O. China from Within.
2. Bashford. China, an Interpretation.
E. — Internationalism: Its Relation to Nationalism.
1. Hobson. Toward Internationalism.
2. Rose, J. H. Nationality in Modern History.
3 Burler, N. M. International Mind.
4. Proclamations and Messages of President
Wilson (secured from the Committee on
Public Information, Washington, D. C).
F.— The Present World Situation.
1. Fosdick. The ChaUenge of the Present
2. Oman, John. The Present War and Its
3. Gullck, Sidney. The Fight for Peace.
4. Gultck, Sidney. A New Era in Human
G— The Hague Tribunal.
1. Scott, J. B. An International Court of
2. Scott, J. B. Status of the International
Court of Justice.
"A Permanent Tribunal of International
Arbitration: Its Necessity and Value."
American Journal of International Law.
"The Hague Court: Its Function and His-
tory." American Law Review, 46, pp.
517-547, July, 1912.
4. Short Popular Articles:
Independent, 55; pp. 2560-62; pp. 2612-16;
North American, 178, pp. 161-171.
Outlook, 102, pp. 4, 5.
U. S. Bureau of Education Bulletin 1913,
No. 12, pp. 27-29.
H, — Christian Democracy.
1. Launsbury, George. Your Part of War.
2. King, H. C. Fundamental Problems.
3. Ward, Edwards. Christianizing Community
THE BOSTON UNIVERSITY LAW
gives the student such training in the prin-
ciples of the law and such equipment in the
technique of the profession as will best pre-
pare him for active practice wherever the
English system of law prevails. Course for
LL.B. requires 3 school years. Those who
have received th'.s degree from this or any
other approved school of law may receive
LL.M. on the completion of one year's resi-
dent attendance under the direction of Dr.
Melville M. Bigelow. Special scholarships
($50 per year) are awarded to college grad-
uates. For catalog, address
Homer Albers, Dean
11 Ashburton Place, Boston
4. Cabot. The Christian Approach to Social
5. Glover, T. R. Jesus of History.
6. Ward. The Labor Movement.
7. Murray, J. L. The Duty of the Church in
■ War Times.
I. — The Bolsbeviki.
1. Trotsky. The Bolshevi/ct.
2. Seton, Watson. The War and Democracy.
3. Oinagradov, Pavel. The Russian Problem.
4. Struinsky, M. G. Russian Democracy.
5. Wilton, Robert. Dominant Facts in Russia.
J.— Bases of Settling Disputed Territorial Claims.
1. Domitian. Frontiers of Language and Na-
tionality in Europe (especially chapters
1, % 6).
2. Holdiech. Political Frontiers and Boundary
3. Curzon. Frontiers.
K. — Social Ideals in Literature.
1. Scudder. Social IdeaU in Literature.
For further study consult instructor.
L. — Social Principles of Jesus.
1. Ward, H. F. Social Evangelism.
2. Rauchenbush. Christianizing the Social Or-
3. Taylor, Graham. Religion in Social Order.
M. — Labor Organizations.
1. Groat. Organized Labor.
2. Portman, A, J. Organized Labor, Its Prob-
lems and How to Meet Them.
3. Ward. The Labor Movement.
4. Carlton, F. T. History of Problems of Or-
5. Cummins-Andrews. Principles of Labor
For current reading:
British Labor Gazette.
Monthly Review of U. S. Bureau of Sta-
Mr. Winthrop Packard, Secretary-Treasurer of
the Massachusetts Audubon Society, gave an il-
lustrated lecture under the auspices of the Wel-
lesley Bird Club, Friday evening, March 8, in
Billings Hall. Mr. Packard gave some amusing
interpretations of bird songs, showing our natural
interest in their conversation, and went on to ex-
plain their value as insect eaters. His very in-
teresting pictures helped us to see the necessity
of having birds in our gardens, and showed the
ways in which we might bring them there, — by
feeding them in winter, housing them in spring,
and giving them a chance to drink and bathe,
since "Saturday night comes around for them
three or four times a day." M. L. B., '20.
THE WELLESLEV COLLEGE NEWS
(The Eilitors are earnestly striving to make this
department of value by reporting events of interest
lo Wellesley Alumna." as promptly and as completely
as is possible. The Alumn.e are urged to co-operate by
sending notices to the Alumna; General Secretary, Miss
Mary B. Jenkins, or directly to the Wellesley Col-
*14. Mary Calkin to Preston H. Martin, Uni-
versity of Maine, '14.
'15. Anna T. Hogeland to Dr. John Peraber-
ton, University of North Carolina '07, University
of Pennsylvania '11, of the Mayo Clinic, Roches-
'18. Katherine G. Walton to Louis B. Wallace,
Dartmouth 1910. Lt. Wallace is now in France
with the U. S. R. (Infantry).
'01. Norton-Bowers- On February 3, at New
York City, Bessie Bowers to Lieutenant Henry
Lord Norton. Address: 136 Hale St., Montpelier,
'01. On January 19, in China, a daughter,
Frances Lyon, to Mrs. Robert N. Dunlap (Alice
'03. On February 19, at Worcester, Mass., a
son, John Calvin, to Mrs. Allan B. Miller (Jessie
'09. On February 14, at Shelburne Falls, Mass.,
a son, Stanley Lincoln, to Mrs. Stanley W. Cum-
mings (Florence Stevens).
'12. On February 3, a son, Burleigh, to Mrs.
G. Herbert Fernald (Frances Burleigh).
'13. On February 22, at Framingham, Mass.,
a daughter, Alice Forbes, to Mrs. Harold B. Hay-
den (Alice C. Forbes).
'15. On February 26, at Bala, Pa., a daughter,
Anne Willing, to Mrs. John Y. Huber, Jr. (Caro-
line Roberts Miller).
'17. On February 21, at Kingston, N. Y., a
daughter, Margaret Lou, to Mrs. Newton Hayes
Fessenden (Esther Carl, '13-'16).
'86. On January 21, Ruth Root George, '82-
'03. On March 3, in Worcester, Mass., Jessie
Goodwin Miller (Mrs. Allan). ■
"There has passed out of this life into the 'Life
Abundant' a great soul, Mrs. Ruth Root George.
We cannot let her spirit go from us. Let us 'dwell
in the secret place of the Most High' as she did,
that we may express and not repress the More
Let us open our hearts to 'whatsoever things
are true and lovely' and appeal to the highest and
best in all those we meet in the daily walks of
life, as she did.
"'Let us take her life motto as ours, 'Not to be
ministered unto but to minister,' with her motive
that 'Thy will, not mine, be done.'"
In the death of Jessie Goodwin Miller, the
Worcester Wellesley Club mourns the loss of a
She was President of the Club for two years,
and an active and loyal member from the time of
her graduation from College in 1903.
To her husband and to her family the members
of the Club extend deepest sympathy, and share
with them a feeling of very real personal loss.
Gertrude R. Rugg.
Frances W. Tufts.
Alice E. Graves.
Ida B. MacGregor.
Alice G. Burbank.
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BOSTON WELLESLEY CLUB.
On Saturday afternoon, March 9, Mrs. Sumner
B. Pearmain '83, of 388 Beacon Street, Boston,
extended the hospitality of her home to the Boston
Wellesley College Club. The meeting, which was
well attended, was devoted to war topics, and an
enthusiastic reception was given the various
Mrs. William M. Wheeler '92, who is, through the
Women's Municipal League, connected with the
Massachusetts Food Administration, spoke of the
work which the. Association of Collegiate Alumna:
is doing in attacking the cereal problem. She
announced that a committee representing eight
different women's colleges had been formed with
its object to make popular the use of dark bread
and substitute flours, and which was to have charge
of a bread shop to be opened soon on the fourth
floor of Hovey's Avon Street store. It is hoped
that Wellesley women may be in charge one day
each week at this shop, where liberty breads will
be sold, demonstrations given, and a sandwich
lunch served daily to popularize the substitute
breads among working girls. Mrs. Wheeler em-
phasized the fact that the food question is the
greatest emergency of the moment, and one where
we, as educated women, should realize our great
responsibility for education and leadership.
The next speaker was Mrs. George R. Fearing,
Jr., of Boston, who made a stirring appeal in be-
half of the Y. M. C A. canteen work in France.
Mrs Fearing said that this is a great opportunity
for college women, and expressed the hope that
every women's college would send over its own
unit of ten workers each. There is a vital need for
these canteen workers, who can do a great deal
towards maintaining overseas the physical and
moral standards established in the United States;
and they have been so successful with our men
that the French Government has asked the Amer-
ican women to perform the same service for the
The main consideration of the afternoon was the
"Wellesley Relief Unit, and Miss Candace Stim-
son '95 reported for the financial status of the
undertaking. Miss Stimson announced that we
have now nearly $35,000 of the necessary $30,000,
but stated emphatically that we must not stop
when that goal is reached. She also touched on
the relations established with the Red Cross and
the need for infinite patience in all dealings with
it and with the War Department. The question
of Dr. Louise Tayler-Jones is still unsettled; and
now another obstacle has risen in the rumor —
only a rumor at present— that even women with
brothers in the service may not be allowed to go
Miss Grace Crocker '04, Chairman of the Welles-
ley War Service Committee spoke of the -person-
nel of the Unit and the qualifications of the vari-
ous members, which have already been described in
the columns of the News. She also told of the
work room maintained by the Club at 419 Boyl-
ston Street, of which Miss Ella Mason '00 is in
charge. From this work room garments are sent
out to all the New England clubs and yarn is dis-
tributed—all materials being sold at cost. From
this particular work room 772 garments (cut by
hand) have been sent out; and over 1,000 sets are
out in clubs all over the country. Through care-
ful management and the kindness of friends — in-
cluding the janitor of the building, who is donat-
ing his services — the expenses of the Boston work
room in the two months of its existence have
amounted to only about $30.
The last speaker was Miss Mabel Pierce '04,
President of the Alumnae Association, who thanked
•the alumnae for their generous support of their
war activities, in both labor and. money; and
stated that the alumnae have given $50,000 to war
causes, — $25,000 in Liberty Loan Life Member-
ships and $35,000 for the Unit.
Thursdajr, March 14. 3.40 p. m. at the Barn.
Student Government Meeting.
4.40 p. m. at Tower Court. Miss C. Mildred
Thompson of Vassar College will speak on
The Training Camp for Nurses. All Seniors
are urged to attend.
8 p. m. in the Chapel. An Organ Recital will
be given by Mr. Gordon B. Nevin, of Bos-
Friday, March 15. 8 p. m. at Billings Hall. Piano
Recital by Mme. Antoinette Szumowska.
Saturday, March 16. 1.30 at the Barn. Inter-
Sunday, March 17. Houghton Memorial Chapel.
11 a. m. Rev. Edward Drown, of Cambridge,
7 p. m. Vespers. Dr. Albert Parker Fitch.
Tuesday, March 19. 7.30 p. m. Room 34. Miss
Case will give the second Senior Lecture on
Wednesday, March 20. 4.30 p. m. at Billings Hall.
Christian Association Meetings.
7.15 p. m. at Billings Hall. Miss Vida Scud-
der will speak on The Summons to a New
7.15 p. m. at Eliot. Miss Caroline R. Fletcher
will speak on Friendship.
Thursday, March 21. 8 p. m. at the Chapel. The
last Organ Recital of the series will be
given by Mr. William C. Hammond of Mt.
Holyoke College, South Hadley, Mass.
MR. NEVIN'S PROGRAM.
The program for the eighth organ recital by
Gordon Balch Nevin to be given in the Chapel
Thursday, March 14, 1918, at 8 o'clock, follows.
Marche Triomphale Guiseppe Ferrata
A native of Italy, pupil of Sgambati and Liszt
the composer of this strikingly original march
has been the recipient of many honors and has
been knighted by the King of Portugal; a long
list of splendid compositions attest his prolific
genius. The Marche Triomphale is Ferrata's
most important contribution to organ literature
and is a fine example of distinctive themes
handled in musicianly manner.
Chanson-Meditation R. Cottenet
A very artistic composition for violin solo and
piano accompaniment, the work of a prominent
resident of New York. The transcription (in
ms.) is by the recitalist.
The Little Shepherd Claude Debussy
Two excellent and effective transcriptions by
Gaston Choisnel, the first with the rythmic
figuration implied by its title, the second a
dainty morceaux — one of the most delicious of
the many bits of program-music which have
flowed from the pen of its composer.
Allegro Giubilante Gottfried Federlein
An American composer who has a number of
fine compositions to his credit is Federlein — the
organist of the Society of Ethical Culture of
New York City. A vigorous theme punctuated
by syncopated chords is contrasted with a
suave and flowing middle section, the composi-
tion ending with a fortissimo development of
this second theme.
In Moonlight Ralph Kinder
This little gem by a prominent Philadelphia
composer is most felicitous in the use made "of
the chimes and soft flute stops; the very naive
simplicity of the piece explains its charm.
Scherzo in F Heinrich H of man
A composer who in a long life-time produced
an equally lengthy list of works is the creator
of this jolly little scherzo; it is in all probability
one of the few which will survive the relentless
processes of time. The mood is ingratiating and
the development of the themes logical.
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offered by this Bank, and the officers and employees are
ever ready to render any assistance possible in connection
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LOUIS HARVEY, Cashier
SAFE DEPOSIT BOXES
The Tragedy of a Tin Soldier (by request)
Gordon Balch Nevin
I. The Return from the War
II. His Jealousy
III. His Farewell Serehade
IV. The Tin Soldier's Funeral March
This Suite in miniature exploits a field of organ
music heretofore unexplored: — the humorous;
the humor however is suggestive rather than de-
scriptive, thus conforming to the best ideals of
programmic art. With steady inflexible tread
is pictured the little soldier's return from the
war, his heart beating high with love which turns
to bitterest jealousy as he finds his rival usurp-
ing his place. All the joys of spring having
turned to gray, he sings his farewell serenade
and dies; his death march as a fitting finale
uses part of the thematic material of the first
number — but in a grief-laden minor development
which brings this tragic tale to a fantastic finish.
Marche Slav P. Tschaikowsky
An imposing work by the greatest of Russian
composers. Written to celebrate the occasion
of war between Servia and Turkey, and origi-
nally known as the "Russo-Servian March."
The extraordinary vitality of the themes em-
ployed, the rythmic verve and the happy intro-
duction of the Russian National Anthem in the
closing section have all contributed to make this
march one of the most widely used and well-
liked of its composer's works. The arrangement
is by the recitalist.
The next recital will be given on Thursday,
March 21, by William C. Hammond, of Mt. Hol-
Miss Katherine Kennicott Davis, of the Music
Department, has written a Pastoral, for the organ,
which has been accepted by the Boston Music
Company. The composition will be published in
On March 1, between Wilder and the Chemistry
building, an Agora pin with the owner's name on
the back. Please return to Mildred Lauder, 3-2
65-69 Summer St., BOSTON